Ultrasound and X-ray Services for Pets

Performed by our registered veterinary technicians, ultrasounds and X-rays allow us to take a closer look at your pet’s body to properly diagnose any conditions they may have or to analyze injuries they sustained or objects they swallowed (this happens more often than you might think!) Ultrasounds are used to examine the heart, lungs and other soft organs. X-rays are used to inspect the bones and joints. Reach out to us at 905.885.8151 for more details on these services including service rates and other specifics.

Do pets need to be sedated for ultrasounds or X-rays?

Not always. If your pet has no trouble with manual restraint or if the area to be examined is easy to get to, then no sedation is required.

Can my pet eat before an X-ray?

Generally speaking, pets do not need to fast before X-rays and other imaging tests. Fasting for at least 12 hours is usually reserved for bloodwork to get the most accurate test results possible. That being said, your veterinarian may request a blood test on the spot during a routine exam and get a reliable result even if your pet enjoyed a treat or two before their appointment.

How long do pet ultrasounds and X-rays take?

The whole procedure can be completed in about 15 minutes, depending if your pet needs to be sedated and how many times, they have to be repositioned to get the right angle. Because we have digital imaging techniques and tools, the results can also be viewed and analyzed during one appointment. You can also request copies of your pet’s results.

Last updated: Last updated: October 7th, 2021

Dear Clients,

Please see below in regards to our current Covid 19 protocols. We are happy to announce our clinic will be entering in the first phase of our reopening plan.

Beginning October 12th 2021, we will be allowing clients into the clinic for food and medication pickup only. Doctor or technician appointments will still be run curbside for the time being. We will still offer the curbside option for food and medication if requested.

1. The following protocols will be in place for those entering the building: - Maximum 3 clients in the building at a time. - Please do not crowd either doorway as our staff still need easy access in and out with animals. - Please continue to pre-order food and medication to make it an easier and quicker process, and to ensure we have what you need in stock before you come to the clinic. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check.

2. The following protocols are still in place for all appointments (technician and doctor): - We are still operating curbside only for appointments. - Please call the office at 905.885.8151 to let us know that you have arrived and wait for further instructions. Please do not leave a message if you are in the parking lot. Continue to call until you reach a receptionist. - If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door. Please also let us know in advance of your appointment so we can make a note. - We accept debit and credit as the preferred payment method, however we continue to accept cash or check. Why are we not opening for appointments yet? - Fully opening is our ultimate goal, however, for the safety of our staff, and clients, allowing food and medication pickup seems the first logical step to limit everyone's exposure. - We hope this step will also alleviate some of the strain on our phone lines and those trying to reach us. - Allowing clients in for food and medication pickup will speed up the amount of time many clients are waiting in the parking lot for this reason.

3. Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

We are closed all weekends and holidays.

As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again very soon!

- Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic